Sunday, November 20, 2005
Better Safe Than Sorry
Kerstin came in to our bedroom this morning and says, "I don't feel good." Turns out she was running a fever and didn't look very good either. We got ahold of the on-call doctor and she advised us to go to Children's Hospital ER for some blood work. Depending on what the blood work shows, she either goes straight up to 6th floor for admission, or back home. Turns out her ANC is over 1700 (which is great) and everything else looks good as well. They took blood for cultures and we'll know the results tomorrow. By the time we got to Omaha Kerstin's fever was gone and she was feeling better. The doctor says if the fever comes back, give her some Tylenol. So, we feel a little silly getting all the bags packed and driving up to Omaha, but... better safe than sorry. It was a good learning experience. I'm sure there are more ahead of us as we become more educated about the disease and Kerstin's individual signs and symptoms.
Posted by Lincoln Leaf at 1:26 PM